Tuesday, October 29, 2019

NPE Phyllis Bush Memorial Award - Applications now Available

by Donna Roof, NEIFPE

In 2011 Phyllis and I attended the Save Our Schools March in Washington, D.C. Although retired for over 10 years, she still strongly believed in public schools and their teachers and students. Right then and there, she decided that she needed to take the energy from all of those public education advocates back to Indiana. Upon returning home, she gathered friends who also believed in public schools to form the grassroots group, Northeast Indiana Friends of Public Education (NEIFPE), to fight against education reform and to bring back the joy of learning and teaching.

Phyllis’ advocacy for public schools, teachers, and students was known not only statewide but also nationally. She encouraged teachers, parents, and concerned citizens to Speak Up! and Speak Out! for public schools, the cornerstone of our democracy.

Do you have a grassroots group that is working to save public education? If so, then complete the Network for Public Education application for the NPE Phyllis Bush Memorial Award.

From the Network for Public Education (NPE):

Applications are now open for The Network for Public Education Phyllis Bush Memorial Award.


This annual award that includes a monetary prize is given to a grassroots group that best exemplifies the ideals of Phyllis Bush. We are looking for a grassroots group that has made a substantial difference in fighting the privatization of public education during 2019. The award will be given at our annual conference March 28 and 29 in Philadelphia. All applications are due by January 1, 2020. The winner of the award will be announced at the 2020 NPE conference.

The picture above shows Phyllis with Arizona SOS, the winners of the first annual Phyllis Bush Award for Grassroots organization.


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